Route Optimisation & Planning

What is a ‘Milk Run’ in logistics?

What is a ‘Milk Run’ in logistics?

When it comes to the transportation of goods, you may have heard the term ‘milk run’ being mentioned.  So what exactly does it mean, what’s the official definition and what are some examples of them being used?   Milk Run Meaning: A ‘milk run’ is the name given to the process where a vehicle picks […]

Delivery Management Last Mile Delivery Route Optimisation & Planning Posted by Rob Spivey on July 14, 2022.
Three Simple Ways to Lower Your Shipping Costs and Boost Your Profits

Three Simple Ways to Lower Your Shipping Costs and Boost Your Profits

Businesses and consumers feel the impact of continually rising fuel prices Brightpearl by Sage’s guide ‘10 Techniques to Lower Shipping Costs and Boost Profit’ is essential reading at the moment, given that the cost of petrol and diesel continue to hit fresh records daily here in the UK. At the time of writing The RAC […]

Delivery Management Last Mile Delivery Logistics News Route Optimisation & Planning Posted by Joe Whitehurst on July 6, 2022.
How to combat rising fuel prices in the transportation & logistics industry

How to combat rising fuel prices in the transportation & logistics industry

We know that cutting costs without cutting corners is high on the list of priorities for any business, so what steps can delivery and logistics companies take to combat rising fuel prices? Fuel prices in the UK have once again hit record levels this week, with the average price of petrol and diesel now reaching […]

Delivery Management Last Mile Delivery Logistics News Route Optimisation & Planning Posted by Rob Spivey on June 23, 2022.
The State of eCommerce, eFulfilment & Last Mile in 2022

The State of eCommerce, eFulfilment & Last Mile in 2022

Last mile delivery and eFulfilment are closely linked in today’s eCommerce market. A new report from Ti Insight, eCommerce: eFulfilment and Last-Mile Market Size 2022,  addresses the key trends, challenges and developments facing the eCommerce market, today and in the future, whilst providing comprehensive market growth data and forecasts. While the market for last mile […]

Delivery Management Last Mile Delivery Logistics News Route Optimisation & Planning Supply Chain Posted by Zoe on April 11, 2022.
Furniture Delivery Software

Furniture Delivery Software

Boosting Business Without Increasing Headcount Furniture retailers, just like any other retailer, face a number of challenges when it comes to getting their products from their stores and warehouses and into the homes of their customers – especially when they’re using their own fleet of vehicles. In this post, we’ll dive into the problems furniture […]

Delivery Management Last Mile Delivery Logistics & Transport Management (TMS) Software Route Optimisation & Planning Posted by Rob Spivey on February 9, 2022.
Delivery Tracking System: Where is my Garden Furniture?

Delivery Tracking System: Where is my Garden Furniture?

We, as members of the UK general public, have long been dreaming of the day when the announcement would come, detailing the lifting of lockdown restrictions and finally being able to get the garden furniture and BBQ out and interact with our friends and family in a non-virtual setting.  Following the Prime Minister’s press conference […]

Delivery Management Route Optimisation & Planning Posted by Rob Spivey on March 22, 2021.
Will Stream be a good fit for my business?

Will Stream be a good fit for my business?

Will Stream be a good fit for my business? This is probably one of the first questions you ask yourself as you consider investing in delivery routing & logistics software or a walkaround check & defect reporting system. Luckily, Stream has helped businesses manage their logistics, vehicles, drivers and orders across a huge range of […]

Delivery Management Electronic Proof of Delivery (ePOD) Logistics & Transport Management (TMS) Software Route Optimisation & Planning Stream Product Updates Stream Team News Walkaround Checks & Defect Reporting Posted by Zoe on March 17, 2021.
Avoid bridge strikes with route planning software

Avoid bridge strikes with route planning software

Last year the DVSA released new guidance for Daily Walkaround Checks regarding bridge strikes and vehicle height. Now, The Office for the Traffic Commissioner (OTC) has released new guidance, advising operators to use route planning software in order to avoid low bridges. What happens when the vehicle is too high to safely pass under a […]

Fleet Management Route Optimisation & Planning Posted by Zoe on October 21, 2020.
Route planning in the US

Route planning in the US

Regulations & governing bodies Road networks The strategic road network in England (motorways and some A roads) is governed by Highways England, with other roads are managed by local authorities, country-specific government agencies (Transport Scotland or the Welsh Assembly), or by Transport for London. In the US, roads & highways are governed at the state […]

Navigation & GPS Route Optimisation & Planning Posted by Zoe on February 5, 2020.
Using Stream for Competitive Advantage

Using Stream for Competitive Advantage

How to use Stream to give you a competitive advantage One of the key aspects of Stream is the way it helps you to improve customer service at the point of delivery with your customer. There are many ways in which Stream can do that. It’s no secret that the bar’s been raised in recent […]

Delivery Management Electronic Proof of Delivery (ePOD) Logistics & Transport Management (TMS) Software Route Optimisation & Planning Posted by Zoe on September 4, 2019.